Dr Mona Sakr is Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood with a special interest in children's art-making, play and pedagogy. She joined Middlesex in 2014 from the Institute of Education, where she was a Research Officer on a project looking at embodiment in digital learning environments. She earned her PhD in Education and Psychology from Oxford Brookes University, with a thesis which focused on children's digital art-making practices and the integration of digital art-making into the early years classroom.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Mona teaches on the following undergraduate modules on BA Education Studies and BA Early Childhood Studies:
Historical, Sociological and Political Perspectives on Education
Sakr, M., Price, S. & Jewitt, C. (2014) The semiotic work of the hands in scientific inquiry. Classroom Discourse, 4 (2).
Sakr, M. (2012) 'Wrighting' the self: new technologies and textual subjectivities. Learning, Media and Technology. 37 (1), 119-123.
Sakr, M., Connelly, V. & Wild, M. (2015) The semiotic work of teachers' writing in displays of young children's drawings. In A. Archer & E. Breuer (Eds.) Multimodality in Writing: The state of the art in theory, methodology and pedagogy. Bingley: Emerald.
Sakr, M. & Kucirkova, N. (2015) Making the 'here' and 'now': Rethinking children's digital photography with Deleuzian concepts. In A. Hackett, L. Proctor & J. Seymour (Eds.) Children's Spatialities: Embodiment, emotions and agency. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Sakr, M. (forthcoming) Which comes first: the story or the text? How digital affordances challenge us to re-think children's construction of narrative during art-making. In S. Garvis & N. Pramling (Eds.) Narrative in Early Childhood Education: Communication, sense-making and lived experience. London: Routledge.
Selected conference presentations
Sakr, M. (2015) Exploring and extending practitioner responses to young children's art-making. British Educational Research Association Conference, Belfast, September 2015.
Sakr, Mona and Jewitt, Carey and Price, Sara (2016) Mobile experiences of historical place: a multimodal analysis of emotional engagement. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 25 (1). pp. 51-92. ISSN 1050-8406
Sakr, Mona and Kucirkova, Natalia (2015) Making the 'here' and 'now': rethinking children's digital photography with Deleuzian concepts. In: Children's Spatialities: Embodiment, emotions and agency. Palgrave.